The 10-Ingredient Shopping Trip

Link: The 10-Ingredient Shopping Trip



By Mark Bittman (will this man STOP being amazing for 5 seconds?)

Mark assumes you’ve stocked your pantry with easy basics like spices, good cooking oils and vinegars, long-keeping carbs like pasta, rice and udon noodles, as well as soy sauce, garlic, lemon, butter and Parmesan cheese. With these staples, you can just pick up a few fresh ingredients every now and then, and “cook for days at a time,” Mark says.

Here’s a 10-ingredient shopping list that will give you five days of meals.

  1. Chicken breasts (4 boneless)
  2. Bacon (1/2 pound) – I’d switch to turkey bacon.
  3. Shrimp (1 pound)
  4. Spinach (1 pound)
  5. Tomatoes (6)
  6. Ginger
  7. Onions
  8. Asparagus (2 pounds)
  9. Button mushrooms (1 pound)
  10. Loaf of good country bread Make sure it’s whole wheat!

Sound impossible? The ingredients can be easily combined, using oils, herbs and spices, to create the following five meals:

  1. Stir-Fried Chicken With Asparagus
  2. B.S.T. (Bacon, Spinach, Tomato) Sandwiches
  3. Grilled Chicken and Shrimp Kebabs With Vegetables
  4. Shrimp With Asparagus and Udon Noodles
  5. Pasta With Bacon, Spinach and Breadcrumbs

Click the link to get the recipes!

I love everything Mark Bittman does.  This is no exception.

Reblogged cause I think y’all will enjoy this. And because I’m on a business trip schmoozing all day with legal/technology people and my brain is fried. 

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